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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • February 19, 2015

    DOE ordered Electrolux North America, Inc. to pay a $20,000 civil penalty after finding Electrolux had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 19, 2015

    DOE ordered Distinctive Appliances Distributing, Inc. to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding Distinctive Appliances had failed to certify that certain models of Fhiaba-brand refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered The Legacy Companies to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Legacy had failed to certify that refrigerator Maxx-Ice brand basic model MCR3U complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered LG Electronics USA, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding LG had failed to certify that various refrigerator-freezer basic models comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 11, 2015

    DOE ordered Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Bull had failed to certify that refrigerator basic model BC-130 complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 6, 2015

    DOE ordered Curtis International, Ltd. to pay a $5,800 civil penalty after finding Curtis had failed to certify that refrigerator-freezer basic model FR9211 complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 3, 2015

    DOE ordered Cal Flame to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Cal Flame had failed to certify that refrigerator basic model BBQ09849P-H complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that The Legacy Companies failed to certify refrigerator Maxx Ice-brand basic model MCR3U as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that LG Electronics USA, Inc. failed to certify various refrigerator-freezer basic models as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Bull Outdoor Products, Inc. failed to certify refrigerator basic model BC-130 as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Cal Flame failed to certify refrigerator basic model BBQ09849P-H as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Electrolux North America, Inc. failed to certify various refrigerator-freezers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Distinctive Appliances Distributing, Inc. failed to certify various Fhiaba-brand refrigerator-freezers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 14, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Curtis International, Ltd. failed to certify the Igloo-brand refrigerator-freezer basic model FR9211 as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 21, 2014

    DOE ordered BSH Home Appliances Corporation to pay a $12,000 civil penalty after finding BSH Home Appliances had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 21, 2014

    DOE ordered Purcell-Murray Company, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Purcell-Murray had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 21, 2014

    DOE ordered Distinctive Appliances Distributing, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Distinctive Appliances had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 21, 2014

    DOE ordered Duro Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Duro Corporation had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 19, 2014

    DOE ordered Electrolux North America, Inc. to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding Electrolux had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 19, 2014

    DOE ordered Prizer-Painter Stove Works, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Prizer-Painter had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 12, 2014

    DOE ordered Ramblewood Green Ltd. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Ramblewood Green had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 12, 2014

    DOE ordered Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Fisher & Paykel had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 6, 2014

    DOE ordered Whirlpool Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Whirlpool had failed to certify that certain models of residential clothes dryers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 6, 2014

    DOE ordered Capital Cooking Equipment, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Capital Cooking had failed to certify that certain models of cooking products comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 6, 2014

    DOE ordered Golden Opportunity, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Golden Opportunity had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners, central air conditioners/heat pumps, and residential clothes washers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.